Dr Jonathan Kwan

Dr Jonathan Kwan

MBE MBBS MSc MBA MD FRCP

Nephrology (Renal Medicine)

38 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.95
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“Great experience. Thorough explanation of my condition and prognosis. Many questions answered that I have been struggling to get answers for out of other doctors. “
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Subspecialty

  • Kidney Stones
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2721170
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    863 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1290 reviews

    About

    After graduating at King’s College Hospital Medical School in the early 1980’s, Dr Kwan trained in Renal and General Medicine in a number of London Teaching Hospitals, including King’s, St. George’s and The Royal London. Dr Kwan was first appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist in 1994; he then rose through the ranks of Clinical Director, Divisional Director and Medical Director at Epsom & St Helier Hospitals.

    In 2010, Dr Kwan took a sabbatical and worked abroad for a couple years, where he gained substantial international experience. He is now a consultant nephrologist and general physician at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent. He is also an honorary consultant at King’s College Hospital, where he has regular clinical sessions.

    Dr Kwan has extensive clinical experience in treating all types of kidney patients for over 30 years, with the last 20 being at the Consultant level. He gained a number of national accolades including the Winner of UK Hospital Doctor of the Year in Innovation, 2004, and Runner-up in Renal Team, 2007. Dr Kwan has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers in numerous high-impact journals.

    Dr Kwan was awarded a MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for Services to the NHS in 2020.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    All aspects of renal medicine, Hypertension, Early Detection of Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Diabetic Kidney Disease, General Nephrology, Urinary Abnormalities, e.g. haematuria / proteinuria, Dialysis, Renal Transplantation Medicine


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    Medical procedures

    • Dialysis
    • Kidney Biopsy
    • Kidney Dialysis: Haemodialysis
    • Kidney Dialysis: Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Kidney Disease Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Kidney Failure Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Kidney Stone Prevention
    • Kidney Transplantation (Medical Care)
    • Nephrectomy (Laparoscopic)
    • Nephrectomy (Partial)
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer: Cryotherapy Treatment
    • Renal Transplant
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    • Kidney Cysts
    • Acute kidney Injury (AKI)
    • Bladder Stones
    • Diabetic Nephropathy (Diabetic Kidney Disease)
    • End Stage Kidney Disease
    • General Medicine
    • Glomerular Disease
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Kidney Disease
    • Kidney Failure
    • Kidney Problems
    • Polycystic Kidney Disease
    • Rare Kidney Diseases
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
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    Education

    1981  MB BS (University of London)

    1986  MRCPI

    1986  MRCP(UK)

    1988   Diploma in Immunology (University of London) (Distinction)

    1989  MSc in Biochemistry (University of London)   

    1993  MD – Doctorate of Medicine (University of London)   

    1995  FRCPI (Ireland)

    1998  MBA (International Management Centre, UK)

    1998  FRCPE (Edinburgh)   

    1998  FRCP (London)

    2001  Certificate of Teaching (London Deanery)   

    2013  Assigned Educational and Clinical Supervisor (Health Education South West)

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    1/37
    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    1/37
    Kidney Cysts
    1/37
    Kidney problems
    1/37
    Nephrology (Renal Medicine)
    1/37
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    Patient seen for:
    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    Great experience. Thorough explanation of my condition and prognosis. Many questions answered that I have been struggling to get answers for out of other doctors.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    The best bedside manner of any doctor I've have ever dealt with, and incredible sense of humor and demeanor that puts you at ease whilst explaining process/procedures/results in a clear and informative way. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Kidney Cysts
    Dr Jonathan was just amazing. He explained me my condition and give me the best advice to follow up. I highly recommend, if you’re looking for a good professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nephrology (Renal Medicine)
    I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Kwan. He is very prompt with his responses to inquiries and is available via phone or email. I recently moved to the U.K. as a student so was very grateful for his taking the time to walk me through the issues I was experiencing, and how to navigate the healthcare system in this country. Within 24 hours of my making an appointment request, he made time (in his very busy schedule) to speak with me, and then followed up the next day as well. I would 100% recommend reaching out to him if you have chronic or suspected renal issues, as he is excellent in picking up on anxieties and explaining complex topics in a succinct and sensitive way.
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    Dr Jonathan Kwan

    Thank you for your kind words. J

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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very pleasant and agreeable bedside manner, especially as Dr Kwan, delivered challenging news which would decide which information would be especially motivating for treatment - the consultation gave me a far greater insight into my medical situation and was delivered to me frankly but with empathy. I was seen by Dr Kwan within 2 minutes of arriving for my appointment. I would most definitely recommend Dr Kwan - extremely knowledgeable and professional but actively listened to my queries, explained clearly his diagnosis and did not make me feel that I was just a list of multiple medical problems. Left the consultation a lot lighter in spirit than when I arrived and felt motivated moving forward.
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    (3/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Dr Kwan explained things well and reassured me. I was a little surprised that he didn’t do any of his own tests though and just relied on the blood And urine reports That I had brought in with me
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Great communication. Easy to make an appointment. Thorough examination and explanation of the diagnosis and tests. Friendly and reassuring in his approach. Highly recommend Dr Kwan.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Kidney problems
    After months of no diagnosis of my actual problem, I found Dr Kwan on doctify. So I decided to go see him. Even though my problem didn't steer closely to his speciality in the beginning, he listened to me and described a full process of tests to do and we actually found a strong strain of bacteria affecting my health which was missed by other doctors. Dr Kwan is very kind and listens to problems in detail and also always in reach through email, etc whenever needed. Amazing :) !!
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    Dr Jonathan Kwan

    Thanks for your kind remarks.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Johnathan Kwan is a truly experienced professional. He went thoroughly through my records and clarify my situation explaining every doubt that I had. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Visited Dr Kwan at the London Bridge hospital. He is very friendly, attentive, experienced and professional. He managed to calm me down at a moment of extreme stress following a potentially abnormal finding from a scan performed abroad. After my visit I felt confident that I was at the right hands. He was always reachable (phone/text/email) and kept me updated on progress/results as soon as available. I fully recommend him.
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